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Discovery Services Librarian, SUNY Oswego (Oswego, NY)

Job Description:

Description of Department: Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty and staff at SUNY Oswego. Located at the heart of the campus and online at, the Library is an evolving high tech learning facility that supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research. Sixteen full-time faculty and professionals, 6 adjunct faculty, and 15 classified staff support a well-established liaison program that provides collection development, specialized reference, and information literacy instruction in all curricular areas.

Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego’s Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan, available at All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.

Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications for a 12-month, tenure track Senior Assistant Librarian position.

Posting Date: June 29, 2017


Required Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program by time of appointment.

· Knowledge of HTML and CSS, and at least one programming/scripting language.

· Awareness of accessibility standards with websites and online resources.

· Knowledge of supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.

· Strong customer service orientation.

· Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.

· Ability to effectively adapt to and use emerging library technologies and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities.

· Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations.

· Experience with Drupal.

· Experience with PHP, MySQL, and/or JavaScript.

· Experience with reference service, collection development and/or instruction.


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